A prize-winning walled town garden that makes the most of its secluded setting, Millgate House is often named as one of the north of England’s finest gardens. Terraced grounds divided into a series of fabulous ‘garden rooms’ replete with ferns, hostas, clematis, roses, green trees and small shrubs, run steeply down towards the River Swale. Layers of lush foliage open out into private, sunny oases, often with perfectly placed seating just where you need it most. The owners’ love of stylish plants and interesting leaf forms is evident throughout the garden, just a stone’s throw from Richmond’s cobbled town square. The garden comes attached to a really special B&B but you don’t have to stay the night to visit.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking nearby
- Opening Times: Open Apr-Oct, 10-5
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About the area
Discover North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.
The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.
York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.
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